A primary part of our mission is to educate the public about the Hagerstown & Frederick Railway and its predecessors.  Without a museum to call our own, we do this through a variety of outreach events and special programs.

Thurmont Exhibit

An H&FRHS exhibit hosted by the Thurmont Library during the months of November and December 2019.


The HFRHS has a permanent display case in Hobbytown USA on Prospect St. in Frederick.  This exhibit offers a glimpse at some of the items in our collection including passes, pieces of H&F rail, and even the headlight off of the largest trolley on the system: Freight Motor No. 1!

When we attend community festivals and special events, we bring along a variety of displays, often including photographs, maps, video presentations, and a small collection of items from our archives.

Some of our members are active in museums and other area societies, and have access to the Society's research materials when working on trolley related exhibits and programs for those organizations as well.


In past years, the HFRHS has hosted guided trolley tours of the actual H&F routes, following the many roads which parallel the line.  Members and officers of the HFRHS have also lead special discussion or slideshow programs for various groups.